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May 5, 2021 - News, Uncategorized

AirStart powers through to maintain Best Managed Gold Standard status amid challenging headwinds

The aviation innovator keeps its spot for a sixth year thanks to its culture of adaptability in a COVID-19 economy.

TORONTO, MAY 5, 2021: AirStart Incorporated (“AirStart”) landed on Deloitte Canada’s Best Managed Companies list for the sixth straight year, achieving a Gold Standard status for the third time.

As Rob Wills, AirStart’s CEO and founder, says, the achievement feels more important than ever given the extraordinary difficulties the aviation industry faced with COVID-19 – and the equally extraordinary ways that the AirStart team stepped up:

“The pandemic hit the aviation industry especially hard, but our past success has been built from ingenuity and adaptability. When COVID-19 hit, we tapped into our entrepreneurial spirit so we could adapt our business to continue serving our clients and partners in an ever-changing environment. I’m incredibly proud of what our team has accomplished.” 

While COVID-19 had an undeniable impact on the business, particularly at the outset of the pandemic, 2020 proved to be a very strong year for the company. Bolstered by their forward-thinking commitment to growth, AirStart immediately pivoted, expanding capabilities, formalizing new supplier partnerships, and deepening client relationships.

“We have a commitment to our partners, and that’s what drives us even in difficult times,” says Anne Vinet, Executive Vice-President, Marketing and Business Development. “We all had to find new ways to serve our clients during lockdowns. Not just our company, but across the whole industry. It was the strength of our commitment to our clients and to our employees that truly inspired our innovation during this crisis. At the end of the day, those relationships are why we do what we do.”

About Best Managed Companies

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies (BMC) program is a global initiative to identify and recognize private companies with advanced management ideas and excellent business performance.

Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is the country’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in Canadian owned and managed companies.

Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.


About AirStart

AirStart provides critical maintenance support to airlines, repair stations and trading partners around the world.

Every day, AirStart helps airlines around the world avoid the multiple negative consequences of grounded aircraft through its innovative Rapid Exchange (RX) program. Rapid Exchange (RX) allows commercial airlines and business jet operators to exchange unserviceable parts for replacement components, immediately and at a fraction of the cost of purchasing new parts outright.

Supplying consumable and rotable parts for practically every commercial aircraft in the sky, AirStart can be credited with helping thousands of passengers avoid equipmentrelated delays and helping the aviation industry in Canada and beyond continue to prosper through its efficient, cost-cutting services.

As an accepted vendor at over 500 aviation-buying entities, AirStart has credit terms with every single component supplier globally and is AS9120B certified and an accredited ASA member. AirStart adheres to the highest quality standards in existence in the aerospace industry. For more information, please visit

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